Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ:

About our Flours and Grains

What’s the difference between Whole Berries, Whole Wheat, and ‘00’?

Whole Berries - What does Whole Berry (WB) mean?

What is Whole Wheat (WW)?

What is '00' and what is it for?

Grain & Corn Varieties

What’s the difference between ancient grains, landrace grains, modern varieties?

How are stone milled flours different from roller-milled?

What’s the difference between grits and polenta?

There are so many options of grains! Which one(s) should I use?

Terminology

What does protein % mean?

What’s a falling number?

What is AP? What's the difference between our Standard AP flour and Premium AP flour?

Cooking With BSM Products

Which flour should I use?

Do I have to do anything differently with your flours?

What should I use for bread flour?

How do I cook BSM grits or polenta?

Storing Grains & Flours

How should I store my flour or corn?

What is the shelf life of BSM products?

How can I tell when my flour or cornmeal has gone bad?

Chemicals, Organics, & Non-GMO

Are BSM products organic?

Are BSM products non-GMO?

Allergies

Do you have gluten-free products?

Customer Service, Shipping, Returns

When will I receive my order?

What is your return policy?

Events, Mill Tours, & Classes

Do you give tours?

BSM Reviews

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Sonora
Tyler Becker
Great flavour!

Makes great flour! Used it in sourdough pancakes. Has a mild, sweet flavour.

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Carolina Gold Rice
Peter Shaginaw
Carolina Gold Rice

I am pleased that Barton Springs Mill still supplies this traditional regional rice. Once a common staple, this rice is hard to find in specialty restaurants let alone grocery stores. Thanks for keeping this product readily available for those of us who love the taste of down- home Southern cooking.

Great All purpose flour

Great taste very wholesome flour

My class is scheduled for June 18

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Stone Ground Cornmeal
Jeanine Naker
Beautiful Color

Have not used yet, but is beautiful colors and smells amazing.